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Posted May 5, 2011 15:20 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted May 6, 2011 7:15 UTC (Fri) by cladisch (✭ supporter ✭, #50193)
One of the goals of XML is to be compatible with SGML, which was designed to be written by humans. (Not very successfully.)
Posted May 6, 2011 13:03 UTC (Fri) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted May 6, 2011 16:08 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
This is true of mathml too, where the few automated editors that I can try are even more painful to use than hand-editing, presentation-only, and often get it wrong.
Posted May 11, 2011 10:00 UTC (Wed) by oldtomas (guest, #72579)
I have another theory: XML is a denial-of-service attack on all of us.
OK, to be more precise: XML is passable as a (traditional) document representation language (family). As a data representation language it's plain perverse.
And yes, the line between document and data is somewhat broad, but for maths (and music, and vectr graphics), I'd say we're clear off this line... firmly on the "data" side.
Posted May 12, 2011 18:59 UTC (Thu) by PaulTopping (guest, #74605)
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